Magnitude 5.4 earthquake hits Lanao del Sur

MANILA, Philippines – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck the province of Lanao del Sur before dawn on Sunday, September 24.

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake hit off Wao, Lanao del Sur at 4:47 am. It was a shallow tremor, with just a depth of two kilometers.

Intensity VI was recorded in Kalilangan, Bukidnon.

Phivolcs said no damage is expected, but there are aftershocks.

Back in April, the town of Wao had been placed under a state of calamity after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake affected 14 barangays, displaced 1,000 families, and caused damage amounting to P25 million.

That quake on April 12 was followed by hundreds of aftershocks ranging from magnitudes 2 to 5.5. –